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APC National Convention: No Basis To Challenge Authority Of Governors ― Senator Ali Modu Sheriff

Former governor of Borno State and aspirant for the office of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has again restated his commitment to work harmoniously with governors on the party platform if given the mandate.

The national convention to elect national officers of the party is expected to hold in December.

Senator Sheriff in a statement signed by his Media Director, Honourable Bernard Mikko, said there was no iota of truth in the insinuation by one of his main rivals for the position that the governors are opposed to his ambition.

The former governor described the claim as a malicious, a campaign of calumny meant to undermine his aspiration.

He said: “It has come to the notice of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff Campaign Organisation that a former governor and a serving Senator who is also interested in contesting the APC National Chairmanship position is hatching a plan to use the media to cause mischief and disaffection between Sheriff, APC governors and its leadership.

“The public and APC governors in particular, should note that such disinformation is baseless and untrue and cannot be coming from Ali Modu Sheriff.

“It is only to create friction in the polity. Sheriff remains loyal to APC and to its governors whom he has a good working relationship with over the years.”

The statement quoted Sheriff as saying that he would never be in opposition to confront or engage in a leadership tussle with any APC governor.

The statement maintained that “Sheriff also a former senator, has great regards for all APC governors and the party’s leadership.”

He further promised to work amicably with all APC governors as leaders of the party in their respective states if he is elected.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune.

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